Defend DACA & TPS: A Call for Coalition Building
Our communities are in a state of urgency for survival, justice and empathy.
Last week, the undocumented community celebrated the fifth anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. DACA was established by an executive order signed in 2012 by former President Obama. It has allowed more than 800,000 young people, including me, to receive work permits, driver’s licenses, jobs and access to higher education.
Now, DACA is threatened by a legal challenge from a coalition of states if the Trump administration does not eliminate the program by September 5.